Update Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman holds an annual reception for officials and dignitaries who are performing Hajj.

Saudi crown prince renews call for immediate halt to attacks in Gaza at annual Hajj reception

  • Saudi Arabia repeats appeal for the international community to recognize the Palestinian state
By Arab News ·

Israeli negotiator says tens of Gaza hostages ‘alive with certainty’

Israeli negotiator says tens of Gaza hostages ‘alive with certainty’

  • “Tens are alive with certainty,” the official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue
By AFP ·

US-UK forces launch strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah and Kamaran Island: Houthi-run Al Masirah TV

US-UK forces launch strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah and Kamaran Island: Houthi-run Al Masirah TV

  • Despite reprisals from US-British coalition, Houthis have in recent months escalated campaign of attacks in Red Sea
By Reuters ·

Indonesian pilgrim undergoes emergency surgery

Indonesian pilgrim undergoes emergency surgery

  • Makkah Health Cluster said that the patient was transferred to East Arafat Hospital by a medical convoy suffering from internal bleeding due to a duodenal ulcer
  • He was assessed immediately and transferred to the operation room on the Day of Arafat, where treatment was completed
By Arab News ·

Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll at 37,372

Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll at 37,372

  • The toll includes at least 25 deaths in the past 24 hours, a ministry statement said
By AFP ·

Finnish law to stop migrants at Russia border makes progress in parliament

Finnish law to stop migrants at Russia border makes progress in parliament

  • Finland has accused Russia of weaponizing migration by encouraging hundreds of asylum seekers last year from countries such as Syria and Somalia to cross the border
  • Helsinki believes Moscow is promoting the crossings in retaliation for Finland joining NATO, which backs Ukraine against Russia’s invasion
By Reuters ·